Mary Undoer of Knots Novena

Mary Undoer of Knots NovenaWe all have some “knots” in our lives… and Mary can untie them!

The devotion to Mary, Undoer of Knots has become more popular ever since Pope Francis encouraged the devotion in Argentina, and then spoke about it during his first year as pontiff.

The theology of the devotion actually goes back to the second century. Saint Irenaeus wrote that, “The knot of Eve’s disobedience was untied by the obedience of Mary; what the virgin Eve bound by her unbelief, the Virgin Mary loosened by her faith.”

Mary’s faith unties the knot of sin!

So we will pray that the Blessed Virgin Mary will intercede for us all, to untie the knots of sin in our lives – so that we may be purified and ever closer to God.

We will start praying this novena on April 22nd this year! (2015)

Daily Opening Prayers:

  1. Begin each day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots, with the Sign of the Cross.
  2. Make an Act of Contrition. You can use any form; simply ask God to pardon your sins and make a firm purpose of amendment not to commit them again.
  3. Optional, but recommended: Pray the first three decades of the Rosary, with the appropriate mysteries for the day: Joyful (Mondays, Saturdays, Sundays of Advent, and Sundays from Epiphany until Lent), Luminous (Thursdays), Sorrowful (Tuesdays, Fridays, and daily from Ash Wednesday until Easter), Glorious (Wednesdays & Sundays).
  4. Make the meditation for the particular day (as follows).
  5. Pray Closing Prayers below.


Meditation for the First Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Dearest Holy Mother, Most Holy Mary, you undo the knots that suffocate your children. Extend your merciful hands to me. I entrust to You today this knot [mention your request here] and all the negative consequences that it provokes in my life. I give you this knot that torments me and makes me unhappy and so impedes me from uniting myself to You and Your Son Jesus, my Savior. 
I run to You, Mary, Undoer of Knots, because I trust you and I know that you never despise a sinning child who comes to ask you for help. I believe that you can undo this knot because Jesus grants you everything. I believe that you want to undo this knot because you are my Mother. I believe that You will do this because you love me with eternal love. Thank you, Dear Mother.

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Meditation for the Second Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Mary, Beloved Mother, channel of all grace, I return to You today my heart, recognizing that I am a sinner in need of your help. Many times I lose the graces you grant me because of my sins of egoism, pride, rancor and my lack of generosity and humility. I turn to You today, Mary, Undoer of knots, for You to ask your Son Jesus to grant me a pure, divested, humble and trusting heart. I will live today practicing these virtues and offering you this as a sign of my love for You. I entrust into Your hands this knot [mention your request here] which keeps me from reflecting the glory of God.

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Meditation for the Third Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Meditating Mother, Queen of heaven, in whose hands the treasures of the King are found, turn your merciful eyes upon me today. I entrust into your holy hands this knot in my life [mention your request here] and all the rancor and resentment it has caused in me. I ask Your forgiveness, God the Father, for my sin. Help me now to forgive all the persons who consciously or unconsciously provoked this knot. Give me, also, the grace to forgive myself for having provoked this knot. Only in this way can You undo it. Before You, dearest Mother, and in the name of Your Son Jesus, my Savior, who has suffered so many offenses, having been granted forgiveness, I now forgive these persons [mention their names here] and myself, forever. Thank you, Mary, Undoer of Knots for undoing the knot of rancor in my heart and the knot which I now present to you. Amen.

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Meditation for the Fourth Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Dearest Holy Mother, you are generous with all who seek you, have mercy on me. I entrust into your hands this knot which robs the peace of my heart, paralyzes my soul and keeps me from going to my Lord and serving Him with my life. 
Undo this knot in my love [mention your request here], O Mother, and ask Jesus to heal my paralytic faith, which gets downhearted with the stones on the road. Along with you, dearest Mother, may I see these stones as friends. Not murmuring against them anymore but giving endless thanks for them, may I smile trustingly in your power.

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Meditation for the Fifth Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Mother, Undoer of Knots, generous and compassionate, I come to You today to once again entrust this knot [mention your request here] in my life to you and to ask the divine wisdom to undo, under the light of the Holy Spirit, this snarl of problems. No one ever saw you angry; to the contrary, your words were so charged with sweetness that the Holy Spirit was manifested on your lips. Take away from me the bitterness, anger, and hatred which this knot has caused me. Give me, O dearest Mother, some of the sweetness and wisdom that is all silently reflected in your heart. And just as you were present at Pentecost, ask Jesus to send me a new presence of the Holy Spirit at this moment in my life. Holy Spirit, come upon me!

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Meditation for the Sixth Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Queen of Mercy, I entrust to you this knot in my life [mention your request here] and I ask you to give me a heart that is patient until you undo it. Teach me to persevere in the living word of Jesus, in the Eucharist, the Sacrament of Confession; stay with me and prepare my heart to celebrate with the angels the grace that will be granted to me. Amen! Alleluia!

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Meditation for the Seventh Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Mother Most Pure, I come to You today to beg you to undo this knot in my life [mention your request here] and free me from the snares of evil. God has granted you great power over all the demons. I renounce all of them today, every connection I have had with them, and I proclaim Jesus as my one and only Lord and Savior. Mary, Undoer of Knots, crush the evil one’s head and destroy the traps he has set for me by this knot. Thank you, dearest Mother. Most Precious Blood of Jesus, free me!

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Meditation for the Eighth Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Virgin Mother of God, overflowing with mercy, have mercy on your child and undo this knot [mention your request here] in my life. I need your visit to my life, like you visited Elizabeth. Bring me Jesus, bring me the Holy Spirit. Teach me to practice the virtues of courage, joyfulness, humility, and faith, and, like Elizabeth, to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Make me joyfully rest on your bosom, Mary. I consecrate you as my mother, queen, and friend. I give you my heart and everything I have—my home and family, my material and spiritual goods. I am yours forever. Put your heart in me so that I can do everything Jesus tells me.

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Meditation for the Ninth Day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Most Holy Mary, our Advocate, Undoer of Knots, I come today to thank you for undoing this knot in my life.

[Mention your request here]

You know very well the suffering it has caused me. Thank you for coming, Mother, with your long fingers of mercy to dry the tears in my eyes; you receive me in your arms and make it possible for me to receive once again the divine grace. Mary, Undoer of Knots, dearest Mother, I thank you for undoing the knots in my life. Wrap me in your mantle of love, keep me under your protection, enlighten me with your peace! Amen.

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

* See Closing Prayers below.

Closing Prayers:

  1. Optional, but recommended: Pray the last two decades of the rosary, with the appropriate mysteries for the day: Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious.
  2. Pray the Prayer to Mary, Undoer of Knots:

Prayer to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Virgin Mary, Mother of fair love, Mother who never refuses to come to the aid of a child in need, Mother whose hands never cease to serve your beloved children because they are moved by the divine love and immense mercy that exist in your heart, cast your compassionate eyes upon me and see the snarl of knots that exists in my life.  You know very well how desperate I am, my pain, and how I am bound by these knots. Mary, Mother to whom God entrusted the undoing of the knots in the lives of his children, I entrust into your hands the ribbon of my life. No one, not even the evil one himself, can take it away from your precious care. In your hands there is no knot that cannot be undone. Powerful Mother, by your grace and intercessory power with Your Son and My Liberator, Jesus, take into your hands today this knot.

[Mention your request here]

I beg you to undo it for the glory of God, once for all. You are my hope. 
O my Lady, you are the only consolation God gives me, the fortification of my feeble strength, the enrichment of my destitution, and, with Christ, the freedom from my chains. 
Hear my plea. 
Keep me, guide me, protect me, o safe refuge!

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.


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  1. Please pray for my Melanie Delisle to find a job and to give her confidence and health stress. Amen

  2. Please pray for my children and husband for the Holy spirt to touch and Gide and to my youngest Melanie to find a job. Amen.

  3. Please pray for my brother Barry Ostafichuk to show him the way of the Holy Spirit and intrust in God to show him the way Amen.

  4. All my life as a cotholic in Batibo cameroon, i have never come across this novena till resently some one dear to me ask for a special one and my loving sister told me about this, i am very very happy to get it and hope to use it and belive in the result. just to thank the church for reaching to every one round the world.

  5. For peace in my heart and patience to tolerate myself in times of desperation.
    For my husband and I that we may understand each other better and agree on most things especially when it comes to raising children.
    For me to get a job. For my family and my husband’s family to stay blessed and healthy, especially my mother in law.

  6. My husband hates his job and hates that he has little retirement saved and just wants to die so he can support us with his insurance. I want to grow old with him! Money is not what I want! I pray he finds a job that he likes so he can be happy around our family and live long.
    And Mary Diglio my cousins wife and my dear friend to be healed of her cancer.

  7. I started praying this powerful novena. It was given to me as gift by a very dear friend. I love this prayer under of knots. This is a powerful novena. I never heard of this novena prayer. Will continue to pray & share with others. IN JESUS & MARY, AMEN

  8. For my family- for our house that we just purchased that was a scam. It is covered in black mold and we cannot live in it, every board in the basement up to the attic is covered.. That the sellers rescind the purchase so that my husband and I don’t have to lose everything, foreclose the house and declare bankruptcy with our 4 kids. And for the strength to carry the cross if it is asked of.

  9. Please pray for me for healing of my shoulders, I have suffered the pains on my shoulders over 2 decades now,also I need a nursing job in the hospital and pray for me for my Love life that God will send someone to love me unconditional, Amen

  10. Please pray for me /my husband that we can keep our home of 30 years. It is paid for already but we owe back taxes therefore it is in a foreclosure state.

  11. For my marriage.May my husband start noticing his problems that put a strain on the marriage.And my dear friend with the problems she’s facing with her daughter.Mary please undo these knots.

  12. I pray to mother mary to undo the knot of divorce and seperation from my marriage and unite me with my husband forever…Amen


  14. During this Novena I am praying for the following:
    1. Financial breakthrough
    2. My father has not been keeping well so prayer for his health
    3. God’s blessings upon my family
    4. Protection against evil forces

  15. I pray for the holy spirit to touch me and charismatic renewal to grow in Rustenburg. For peace in my family and to grow spiritually.

  16. I would like people to Pray for my children together with my husband to get knowledge &wisdom while they are at school and continue to pray for us such that we get school fees for this term
    We ask these through Holy Mother Mary Amen.

  17. My baby girl Aanya who is one year is with Erb’s Palsy. She underwent nerver reconstruction surgery at the age of four months & now in the recovery period. Please uphold her in your prayers that she will be healed completely & she will gain back her movements in her left arm in God’s grace.

  18. I praying for protection over my family. Hope that our financial situation will get better and will find stable jobs. Mary mother of all please lift these knots of strife from my family and friends. We will continue to glorify and pray to you . Thanks you for loving us even with our faults. Amen

  19. Please pray for my surgery on June 17th at pm Eastern Time. Pray also for my family. Please pray for my colleague Megan who has a heart problem.

  20. I would love for people to please pray for my husband and I to be blessed with a baby. We have been trying for nearly 18 months.
    I have just had surgery to remove terrible Endometrosis which I am now hoping will now bless us with a baby.
    Thank you for your time and may you all continue to praise our Lord for he is wonderful!!!

  21. Please, join me in prayers, I’ve been ill for quite sometime now (God has been faithful, my health improves daily) and I’m unemployed, I really, pray with me for divine intervention on that too. Thank you.

  22. I would like for people to pray for my co-worker and his family. Their little boy was born re-mature and is in NICU. They are not sure what is wrong with him but are running tests to rule out some serious conditions. His wife also needs prayers because of the emergency C-section she is having complications. It has been about a month now and they are still trying to find out what is wrong with “Ty” please send your prayers to heal “Ty” and his mother.

    My co-worker spends everyday at the hospital and is only working a few hours in the morning. Please pray for this family and heal both the baby and the mother.

  23. During this Novena I am praying for the following:
    1. Financial breakthrough
    2. Better and more sustainable job
    3. Success in my pursuit for scholarship for Master’s program
    4. God’s blessings upon my family
    5. Protection against evil forces

  24. I am praying for the undoing of paralysis that is from the chest down in my son after back surgery! I pray for the undoing of the knots in the nerves and muscles so they may respond to the therapy my son is receiving! This I ask on JESUS name.Amen

  25. Im praying for a miracle for my son to get a quick appointment with his health care provider. His provider has given him an appointment for June but I would like for him go in sooner than that. Im praying so dearly to my mother Mary Undoer of knots to help my son get in sooner. For the provider to get an opening for him and call us get him in sooner. Mother mary please untie this knot that’s worrying me. Thank you Mother Mary. I know you will untie it because you love me.

    • Dear Meg,
      I’m praying for you and your son. I have a son who has had medical problems for the last 7 months. I have encountered road blocks in getting appointments too. What has shortened the wait time is when phoning for an appointment, I do my best to tell my son’s story. I let them know about his age, surgery, pain and the effect on his life. Sometimes people need a gentle reminder that they’re doing more than filling a slot on a schedule. You could also ask them to ask the doctor directly to squeeze your son in. Tell them about your wonderful son, and let the Holy Spirit move them. God bless!

  26. am so grateful to contact you dear people of God. am a student and am praying so hard and i ask you also to pray for me so that i may be able to become a priest and also that i get someone to help me in as buying for me the church vestments that i need to use for my ordination this year in august if all goes well. pray for me i have no parents and am struggling to find all that i need.

  27. Blessed Mother, help me to find a permanent job. Pray for us.. for peace,
    for love of Christ and be with us in all our trials .

  28. Please pray for my family. By trusting some unknown people i am let down. please get me through this. I again pray for each of my family members health. Also I remember my parents at this time who has gone to the heavenly father.
    Let there be peace and harmoney all around the globe.
    Mother Mary and sweet jesus let Maria and Rahuls wedding take place without any obsticales. Take care of Fiona in every aspect of her life. Take care of Stephani always.
    Thank you mother mary thank you Jesus.

  29. Would love to pray this as a 54 day novena. Can I do that? Does anyone have a recommendation as to how I could do that, or if there is already one made for this?? I’m pretty new to novenas and have never had any luck with them and feel as if I’m always doing them wrong. :( I know, that sounds really stupid… but have been moved to pray this for my (now) ex boyfriend whom I love very much who is surrounded by terrible influences in his life with impure and unchaste habits and ways of living. I’ve promised to become a prayer warrior for the battle for his soul for the time being, as he needs the strength and courage (the desire!) to turn away from impurity, unchaste thoughts and habits, and a sinful way of life. He does not have anyone close to show him, and I couldn’t really get anywhere… please pray for him? And anyone have any thoughts on extending this novena?? Help?

    God bless.

    • It is better for you to do a Novena 27 days of Petition (joyful, sorrowful, glorious, repeat order) if you are looking for an extended one. Followed by another 27 days of thanksgiving (joyful, sorrowful, glorious, repeat order). If you are seriously concerned of someone’s soul also pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.

  30. Please Mary undoer of knots help me I’m trapped in my mind with depression and anxiety I’m despreate for help its wrecking my life I have 3 children to care help me